Monday, November 29, 1999

Man accused of killing brother-in-law nabbed, weapons seized

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New Delhi, June 17 (PTI) A man who allegedly killed his brother-in-law recently has been arrested along with his five associates and some weapons were recovered from them, police said today. Anees Khan alias Munnu (prime accused), Devender alias Babloo, Imran Khan, Santosh, Gaurav and Rohit were arrested by crime branch police from Bijwasan in south-west Delhi yesterday, they said. "On seeing police, they tried to flee. Anees Khan and Gaurav even whipped out their pistols and fired at one head constable. But they were overpowered and arrested," a senior police officer said. "On search, three sophisticated pistols, three country made pistols, 20 live and two used cartridges were recovered from them," he said. One Honda City car and two motorcycles were also seized, he added. According to police, Anees with the help of Devender, Imran, Santosh, Gaurav and Rohit had allegedly shot dead his brother-in-law Shakeel in Preet Vihar area on June 15. Anees, who was a childhood friend of Shakeel, had strained relations with him for last couple of years since he married his elder sister Shakila against the wishes of her family members. "About two years back, Shakeel had made an attempt to kill Anees and had shot him in his head but he survived," an officer said.

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